ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents of this class.)DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (which are not in any hierarchical order)
- Analyzes development related data and plans, and prepares and presents recommendations on variances and Class B Special Use Permit requests to the City’s Zoning Board of Appeals, and presents recommendations to the City Planning Board and City Commission on requests for major subdivision of land, Class A Special Use, Developments of Significant Impact, rezoning of land, land use plan changes, and make recommendations on minor and major amendments to the Planned Developments and Level I Site Plan Approvals.
- Prepares planning-related reports, documents and agenda for City of West Palm Beach officials, Committees, Boards and other agencies and organizations.
- Responds to planning-related inquires from the general public and other agencies and organizations.
- Prepares amendments for code compliance, maps and graphics presentations for the department.
- Participates and coordinates processing activities with other agencies relative to Request for Proposals, and corresponding completed plans and bids.
- Assists in preparing and administering annual planning grants applications, updates other plans for compliance with Federal, State and other applicable regulations.
- Monitors and provides assistance to the Downtown Action Committee, the Planning Board, and the Planning Board of Appeals.
- Reviews and makes recommendations for building permit applications and occupational licenses.
- Provides input pertaining to landscape components in neighborhoods, site and master plans and design guidelines.
- Performs fieldwork and research for both current planning and comprehensive planning.
- May supervise staff as assigned.
- Knowledge of comprehensive, land use and transportation planning principles.
- Knowledge of urban design and zoning.
- Knowledge of state planning laws and applicable Federal regulations.
- Skill in operating computers and blueprint machines.
- Skill in research and technical analysis of planning-related information.
- Ability to communicate effectively, graphically, orally and in writing.
- Ability to make sound assessments and recommendations based on research.
- Ability to work in a team environment with multiple disciplines.
- Ability to make sound decisions and work independently.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted during the course of work.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Urban Planning, Landscape Architecture or a closely related field, and three (3) years of experience in a planning environment, or any equivalent combination of training and experience. A valid Florida driver’s license is required.
Last Revision date: October 2001